Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

O’Malley signs gun ban. Maryland offically joins the slave states

Written By: Bob - May• 16•13

The illiberal fascists of the Democratic Party (and more than a few Republicans) keep hammering away at the liberties of the American people, and Maryland Democrat Governor Martin O’Malley has be proud to help strip away the rights of his citizens, signing into law another blatantly unconstitutional gun law:

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will sign into law one of the nation’s strictest gun-control measures Thursday, a major victory after months of contentious debate during this year’s legislative session.

But the signing of the law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, isn’t the end of the fight. A new battle begins to convince judges and voters that it was the right response to last year’s school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

The National Rifle Association on Wednesday renewed its promise to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law. It bans the sale of nearly all semi-automatic rifles, plus magazines that hold more than 10 bullets, and requires new gun buyers to submit digital fingerprints to state police.

Supporters won’t rest, either. With federal gun-control legislation stalled in Congress, they will go on the offensive in coming days with a television ad campaign designed to build public support for the new law.

Amusingly, included as a bit of interaction on the side of this article is an interactive poll. As of 9:50 AM, here are the results.

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So much for gun laws having “popular support.” they are instead being rammed through by deep-pocketed progressive/statist foundations (Tides and Joyce Foundations, etc), radical leftist lawmakers intent on trading the people’s liberty for their personal power, and of course, like-minded figures in the media who are attempting to shape the narrative… obviously, without much in the way of influencing actual popular opinion.

The statists simply don’t get it, and don’t want to get it. To them, “liberty” is an outdated concept, and the Second Amendment is an obstacle to be overcome, not the codification of a pre-existing right to be jealously guarded by the people.

The militia, as defined by the Founders themselves and later codified by U.S. Code, are the people.

There are two classes of militia, the organized and unorganized militia. Organized militia have uniforms and units and formalized drills (State guard units, community militias, but NOT the National Guard, which is military), and the unorganized militia, which is essentially everyone who is legally, mentally, and physically capable of firing a gun over the age of 18.

As for “well-regulated,” the Founders and Courts (including in the Heller decision) agree that “well-regulated” means well-practiced and smoothly functioning, the way a well-regulated chronograph keeps time accurately. It has nothing to do with passing laws restricting rights, and only a fool would argue that the most brilliant minds this nation has ever know would write a self-conflicting sentence.

The 27 words of the Second Amendment convey the fact that the Founding Fathers, who had just waged war against a tyrannical government and those traitorous citizens that sucked at it’s teat, wanted Americans to always be well-armed and well trained with weapons of military utility in order to pose a credible threat to state and federal governments. This “right of rebellion” preexists our nation, and formed the moral justification for our Declaration of Independence.

It’s sad how many Americans think that the government “allows” them to have rights. We are growing several generations of good and obedient slaves. Our Founding Fathers would be embarrassed by most Americans.

Will you let them be embarrassed of you?

Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.

–John Adams. Letter to Abigail Adams (27 April 1777), published as Letter CXI in Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife (1841) edited by Charles Francis Adams.

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  1. Klingonwork says:

    Seriously, what I do not understand is several things:

    1…Why are some states rushing to do this when cooler, calmer, logical heads KNOW this is an emotional knee jerk reaction?

    2…Why aren’t these laws being easily struck down as un-constitutional?

    I do not mean to be facetious only exasperated and dumbfounded when I seriously ask is there something going on here the rest of the world is not telling me about? This makes no logical sense to me…

    Molon Labe

  2. Comrade X says:

    “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…. [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” Tench Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788

    It is not in the hands of Maryland nor even Obama but in God’s hands and it is with his will that shape our actions!

    Death before slavery!

    • Klingonwork says:

      Do the people of Maryland now have the right to resist? Rebel?

      Their God given rights and their Constitutional rights have now been blatantly violated.

      • Al Reasin says:

        MD is very blue and 2 liberal counties and Baltimore have the population to carry most votes, a population that works in DC. A poll showed that 80% of the African American voters in Baltimore support the Democratic talking points. And their legislators’ votes were bought with other legislation.

      • Klingonwork says:

        Al, that’s a good point, but as in the war of independence, do the 3%s today in Maryland have a right to rebel/revolt now that the Constitution has been flushed there. My guess is if they did, response would surpass heavy as protecting the capitol would be paramount, as opposed to a less vigorous response in say Co.

        Something tells me the recent spate of obscene scandal for der Fuehrer is not over, waiting for the other shoe to drop, and would BHO then use it to give unrestrained response?

        As with Iran, the “red” line has been crossed and it feels like the populace is looking side to side with each other to see who has had enough first.

  3. dekare says:

    What I find most amazing is that most of the states that have gone to the liberal hell in a handbag, are comprised largely of the original 13 states that started a revolution, and made America the great country is became. Now, states that invoke thoughts of the birth or America, (Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, etc.) now only bring horrors of the liberal nightmare.

    Maybe it seems fitting that the states that birthed America may someday be the ones that killed it. Reminds me of the old Bill Cosby joke, “I brought you in to this world, I’ll take you out.”

    How Sad Indeed.

  4. Right_2_Bear says:

    I’m fairly confident this law will be overturned down the line given the current make-up of the SC. But it is an aging court and really just hanging on by a thread. It is so vital that the Dems do not win in 2016.

    • bloodyspartan says:

      They will never even take it up.

      Waiting on the Supreme Court is cowardice!

      let us do our DUTY!

  5. Chuck_Wake_Co says:

    Any response from Beretta yet?

    Perhaps Robeson County, NC would make a good new home.

  6. Mike in NC says:

    Washington Post poll now stands at 92% against, 8% for with 6742 votes.

  7. citizen says:

    I live in Maryland.
    We’re leaving, unless this is overturned before we can (best be quick about it).
    Liberals don’t understand the consequences of their actions (yet).
    Utopia cannot exist with flawed human beings, any attempt to overlook the lessons of history will end poorly.

  8. Al Reasin says:

    I was told tonight by a legislative delegate that the governor “bought” the votes of Baltimore legislators for the gun control bill and another bill by quickly passing a 1.1 billion school construction bill for Baltimore. Legal but immoral. Our rain tax and gas tax will help pay for that corrupt legislation. as well as the 100 million taken from the teachers pension fund.

  9. Real Deal says:

    Sadly we in MD are held hostage by Baltimore City, Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Anne Arundal Counties. These liberal havens stack the legislature with Democrats and far outnumber any Republicans. The Democrats can pass legisaltion even if every single Republican votes no. Its gotten worse on the Federal level with the gerrymandering that MD adopted in 2012.

  10. brian says:

    poll running 92% no when I voted at 9:50 am edt 5/17/2013